Cuisine: Bakery, European, Italian, Pizza
What Mitsuwa is to Japanese goods and food, Eataly is to Italian products and cuisine, only three times larger. The marketplace and food emporium offers four sit-down restaurants (Osteria di EATALY... Read More
What Mitsuwa is to Japanese goods and food, Eataly is to Italian products and cuisine, only three times larger. The marketplace and food emporium offers four sit-down restaurants (Osteria di EATALY Chicago, Bierria, Baita, La Pizza & La Pasta) and eight quick service counters. You can get panini and salads fast at Pronto; made-to-order plates of fresh pasta at Ravioli & Co.; Cannoli & Rosé All Day; healthy Italian pastries and chocolate; antipasti and wine at the wine bar; gelato bar; and a focaccia counter with a wide selection of Italian flatbread. Baita is the winter concept (open through spring 2019) with a gnoccheria serving pillowy gnocchi, melted raclette, grilled cheese and spuntini snacks (Alpine-style finger food). The stock of Italian grocery is staggering so get ready to get lost in olives, biscotti, coffee, wine, pasta and rice, sweets and condiments. Eataly Chicago also holds cooking classes.
- Food Halls: "If you have time, try one of the sit-down restaurants but you won't be disappointed by panini, pasta, gelato and wine at the quick service counters."
- Best for Food Halls Because: The culinary shrine to Italy is a tourist draw but the excellent food options make the busy multi-level journey worth it for locals, too.